September 9, 2017

Albany, NY

Event Overview

Join us for our newest event in the Craft Brew Race series! The inaugural Albany Craft Brew Race will be held at the Altamont Fairgrounds on September 9, 2017. The event consists of a fun 5k run/walk followed by a 3-hour craft beer festival at the fairgrounds, where runners can hydrate with free sampling from over 20+ breweries.

Beer-festival only and designated driver tickets are also available.


Altamont Fairgrounds

129 Grand St.
Altamont, NY 12009 (map)



September 9, 2017

10:00 AM: Onsite registration & bib pick-up
11:50 AM: Onsite registration closes
12:00 PM: 5k Race start
12:30 PM: Festival gates open
3:50 PM: Beer Festival last call!


Registration and tickets are now available for the 2017 Albany Craft Brew Race. Secure your spot today by clicking the button below.

Online registration closes Friday, September 8 at midnight. 

Ticket Type 5/1 – 6/30 7/1 – 7/31 8/1 – 9/8 Onsite
5k & Beer Fest $50 $55 $60 $65
5k & Designated Driver $40 $45 $50 $55
Festival Only $40 $45 $50 $55
Designated Driver $15 $15 $15 $25


All 5k participants and festival-goers receive a pint glass and entry to the festival — including beer sampling, live music, vendors and food trucks selling onsite. All Designated Drivers ticket holders receive a different bracelet at registration. They are welcome to enjoy the festival and designated snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Event Details

Onsite Registration and Bib Pick-Up

All runners must check in prior to the run at registration from 10:00 – 11:45 AM to receive their race number, timing chip and 21+ bracelet. Registration will be held at the Altamont Fairgounds. Please follow signs and park at the resort off of Brandle Rd. (map).

Please note that Designated Driver and Festival Only ticket holders check in at the festival gate at 12:30. 


Event day parking will be available onsite at the Altamont Fairgrounds. Please allow yourself ample time on race morning to park and check in at bib pick-up. Please follow signs and the directions of the race volunteers on where to park.

What to Bring

ALL ticket holders need to bring an ID in order to receive their 21+ bracelet when they pick up their race bib prior to the race. The bracelet must be worn during the race and presented for entry into the Festival. Festival Only and Designated Driver participants must present their ID and their Eventbrite ticket at the gate of the Brew Festival at 12:30 PM, following the race for access to the festival.

Food vendors will be onsite selling, so cash is also recommended.

Enjoy Responsibly

The Craft Brew Races urge all attendees to enjoy their time responsibly. We recommend participants designate a sober driver or arrange transportation. We are happy to offer designated driver tickets whereupon they can enjoy the festivals’ great atmosphere, food and live music and offer you a safe ride home.

5k Course

Albany Craft Brew Race

The Albany Craft Brew Race course is a beautiful tour of the New York countryside. Starting and finishing at the Altamont Fairgrounds, the flat and fast race runs out on Brandle Rd. before turning onto Altamont-Voorheesville Rd. and heading back to the fairground.

Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up to be a volunteer at any Brew Race venue to help with race registration and/or course marshalling and as soon as the run is complete join your running buddies at the festival! All volunteers get a T-shirt AND entry to the Brew Fest. Space is limited! Email us for more information at

Past Results & Photos

Results and event photos will be posted here and on our Facebook page following the race.

Attending Breweries

Breweries announced regularly. 30+ breweries at each event. 

Green Wolf
Wolf Hollow Brewing
Southern Tier

Attending Vendors

Charitable Partner

The Altamont Fair and Fairgrounds is the charitable beneficiary of the Albany Craft Brew Races. We proudly donate a portion of all proceeds to The Fairgrounds.

Contact Us

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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